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Sydney to Auckland Voyage with Silversea Cruises

24 days from £11,405pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Enjoy fantastic service and full board in a luxurious Club Veranda Suite on Silversea Cruises.

  • Visit many of New Zealand's key highlights, and a few key destinations in Australia, during your 14-day cruise.

  • Get to know Sydney through the eyes of a local as well as tours of its main icons: Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

  • Take in a Maori performance and shared full day tour from Auckland.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Sydney
  • Australia Cruise
  • Sydney
  • Australia Cruise
  • Melbourne
  • Australia Cruise
  • Burnie Wynyard Tasmania
  • Australia Cruise
  • Burnie Wynyard Tasmania
  • Australia Cruise
  • Burnie Wynyard Tasmania
  • Australia Cruise
  • Milford Sound
  • Australia Cruise
  • Milford Sound
  • Australia Cruise
  • Dunedin
  • Australia Cruise
  • Akaroa & Banks Peninsula
  • Australia Cruise
  • Kaikoura
  • Australia Cruise
  • Wellington
  • Australia Cruise
  • Wellington
  • Australia Cruise
  • Eastland & Gisborne
  • Australia Cruise
  • Tauranga
  • Australia Cruise
  • Auckland
  • Australia Cruise
  • Auckland

Itinerary idea in detail

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Sydney.

Day 2 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

On-board your international outbound flight to Sydney.

Day 3 Sydney

Sydney

Receive a true Sydney welcome today and be collected straight from the airport by a local and into the highlights of the city, but at a pace that best suits you. You may wish to do a tour of the city by vehicle, covering lots of ground and sites on the way, by foot, so you can stretch your legs and perhaps experience some of the city's great cafe culture; or you may decide to get some sea air and see a different side of Sydney at the well known beachside suburb of Bondi. Your private guide will be with you to make the best suggestions and will be with you to show you the city through the eyes of a local, finally taking you to your city centre hotel by which time it will be ready for immediate check-in.

Day 4 Sydney

Sydney

Spend time today getting to know two of Sydney's most well known icons, the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. First, you'll do an exhilirating climb of the bridge itself for a unique view of the city and surrounds. Then, later this afternoon, make your way to the Sydney Opera House for a backstage tour and a tasting plate dinner with one of the best views in the city, looking back over the water and the Harbour Bridge which hours before you scaled.

Day 5 Australia Cruise

Sydney , Australia Cruise

After checking out of your hotel you'll be transferred the short distance to the port for the start of your breathtaking 16-day cruise of Australia and New Zealand. The Silver Muse will set sail this evening.

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Day 6 Australia Cruise

Sydney , Australia Cruise

A day at sea as the Silver Muse navigates its way down Australia's east coast and to the Victorian capital of Melbourne.

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Day 7 Australia Cruise

Melbourne , Australia Cruise

A day to explore the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, often cited as one of the world's most liveable cities. The Silver Muse will depart Melbourne this evening for the port town of Burnie.

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Day 8 Australia Cruise

Burnie Wynyard Tasmania , Australia Cruise

Tasmania is an island state rich with amazing food, wine, walking and wildlife, and today you'll have the opportunity to have a taste of some of this on one of the many shore excursions to choose from.

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Day 9 Australia Cruise

Burnie Wynyard Tasmania , Australia Cruise

A day at sea as the Silver Muse traverses the Tasman Strait and onwards to New Zealand.

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Day 10 Australia Cruise

Burnie Wynyard Tasmania , Australia Cruise

A further day at sea and chance to relax en route to New Zealand.

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Day 11 Australia Cruise

Milford Sound , Australia Cruise

New Zealand's Fiordland National Park, in the rugged south of the south island, is home to some of the country's most stunning landscapes – including jagged peaks, beautiful waterfalls and deep fiords. Your day will be spent taking in not only its undisputed icon, Milford Sound, but also the lesser known Doubtful and Dusky Sounds, your captain navigating the waterways around the region's temperamental weather patterns to make the most of your day.

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Day 12 Australia Cruise

Milford Sound , Australia Cruise

A day at sea as the Silver Muse continues its journey east and to the city of Dunedin, on the country's southeastern tip.

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Day 13 Australia Cruise

Dunedin , Australia Cruise

Awake this morning with the feeling that you've arrived in a Scottish port town, provided courtesy of Dunedin's unique history and architecture. The city not only offers history and architecture buffs plenty to do, but is located on the stunning Otago Peninsula, rich with unique wildlife and some of the country's best wineries.

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Day 14 Australia Cruise

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula , Australia Cruise

From Dunedin the Silver Muse travels up New Zealand's east coast and this morning you're senses will move from New Zealand Scotland to New Zealand France and the charming town of Akaroa. Today you may wish to take a harbour cruise for some dolphin spotting, take to Akaroa's streets, with feeling of provincial France, or travel into New Zealand's second city Christchurch to explore.

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Day 15 Australia Cruise

Kaikoura , Australia Cruise

The pretty seaside town of Kaikoura is your next destination as you traverse New Zealand's east coast. Kaikoura is popular tourist destination not only with local and international guests, but also resident dolphins and migratory whales which you may be lucky enough to spot during your time here.

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Day 16 Australia Cruise

Wellington , Australia Cruise

As you sail overnight you'll travel between south and north islands and arrive this morning in New Zealand's capital, Wellington. Wellington is home to unique architecture, wonderful museums and thriving arts scene, and plenty of choices for your day of exploring.

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Day 17 Australia Cruise

Wellington , Australia Cruise

Spend today at sea enjoying the plethora facilities onboard the Silver Muse as you sail north towards your next destination.

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Day 18 Australia Cruise

Eastland & Gisborne , Australia Cruise

Awake this morning in Gisborne, on the North Island's Eastern Cape. The town is a place of rich history, fantastic wine and beautiful beaches.

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Day 19 Australia Cruise

Tauranga , Australia Cruise

Your penultimate stop onboard the Silver Muse is the sunny seaside town of Tauranga in the aptly named Bay of Plenty. Tauranga is blessed with a fortunate location for enjoying the stunning coastal scenery or venturing a short distance inland to take in either the geothermal highlights of Rotorua or the Hobbiton film set, near Matamata.

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Day 20 Australia Cruise

Auckland , Australia Cruise

Arrive into New Zealand's most populous and vibrant city, Auckland, and enjoy a range of touring options from the comfort of your ship. Tonight you'll spend a final night onboard the Silver Muse.

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Day 21 Auckland

Auckland

Disembark the Silver Muse this morning and be collected by driver for your short journey to your hotel. Spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the sites of Auckland at your own pace.

Day 22 Auckland

Auckland

For your final day in Auckland we've suggested a full day shared tour which will allow for further immersion into the Maori culture of New Zealand and complete with a cultural performance. Enjoy your last evening tonight in your city centre hotel.

Day 23 International return flight

Auckland , International return flight

A driver will collect you and take you to the airport for your onward arrangements.

Day 24 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.


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